NewsHouse Transgender Series

October 22, 2014 - 8:49pm
She struggled to understand her emotions until she came to Syracuse University and learned about the transgender community.

Hiding an identity from friends and family takes strategy; it takes giving up a certainty to live in safety, one Syracuse University student said.

“The easiest way I think to hide something is to get very close to the truth, but just turn slightly,” she said, identifying as a transgender student on campus.

The 20-year-old student — who asked not to be named for safety reasons — left her hometown in Franklin, Mass., to study English and illustration at SU. Two years in, she realized her male body didn’t reflect her female personality.

October 15, 2014 - 10:52am
One Syracuse University student finds truth in his identity as transgender.

Note from the writer:

October marks national LGBT History Month and observes National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11. As a reporter for The NewsHouse, I reached out to transgender students to help our community at SU better understand what gender identity means for our colleagues regardless of appearance. Each of the three students I worked with shared their personality and passions with me, and now wish to share them with our NewsHouse readers. Follow the profile series on Oct. 15, 22 and 29.